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Optimize your wordpress blog search engine ranking with these plugins

March 8, 2006 by  

WordPress comes with several built in search optimization tools including .htaccess to create apparently static URLs called permalinks , blogrolling , and pinging.

You can further optimize your blog by installing these three plugins which I discovered while trying to improve my blog’s search engine friendliness. So here they are…

 

1. Optimal Title

Use this plugin to optimize your post title and display meaningfull search engine results and browser bookmark names. It also reduces the chance of title truncation when viewed in search engine result pages by placing your post title in the beginning of the <title> tag.

 

2. Head Meta Description

This plugin allows you to add dynamic meta description automatically by extracting the first few words in your words. So it’s important to place your most important keywords in the first paragraph so that they are picked by this plugin.

If you do not see your description tag, scroll down a bit because it’s possible that other tags may have pushed the <description> tag lower down but still inside the <head> tag.

 

3. Add Meta Keyword Tag

This plugin works similar like the Head Meta Description plugin except that it’s for the keyword tag. Add Meta Keyword Tag would output a default set of keywords, except on single posts. On single posts it would create a list of keywords based on the categories assigned to that post and any tags assigned to it. So you can simply pull the keywords from tagging plugins you already use such as Jerome’s Keywords and, Bunny’s Technorati Tags

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18 Comments »

Comment by Justin Wong
2006-03-09 21:16:36

Hello, kudos to your informative blog. May you achieve your target traffic. Blog on!

 
Comment by bizwiki
2006-06-01 23:07:50

Thanks for all you listed upon to share, these great tool should be konw by more people who roll with wordpress. Thanks again, and hope your’ll issue more and more amazing post such as this one.

 
Comment by ahwong5
2006-07-19 02:59:09

Thanks for sharing the great tools with us. I will definitely apply in blog…thanks!

 
Comment by Deeroy
2006-08-24 18:51:24

im still not clear about the .htaccess thingy(even after reading the help on wordpress , it describes whats a permalink where is htacess but not a sample how to actually create and where do you add the line ,basically…it sucks)do u have a sample file or at least show what you did for this site to get ur permalink the way it is now? err..can make it easier ?…easy as if your talkin to a 10 year old.

 
Comment by Deeroy
2006-08-24 19:09:14

k…sorry bout that, i finally got it done, do you have any link so the other dummies like me will managed it without pain? please add it here.

 
Comment by blogger tools
2007-05-31 21:05:01

I was looking for stuff like this and I also found a plugin called All in One SEO Pack which basically does the same as the 3 plugins you posted here do together.

I am also looking for a plugin that display the automatic pingbacks like you have here. which plugin do you use for that?
thx

 
Comment by PHP Developer
2007-07-15 13:53:19

All the plug-ins are on-site. Quality inbound links to match these on-site changes will actually cause the increase search engine ranking.

 
Comment by Web Design Ireland
2007-09-06 04:51:54

Search engine positioning, optimization, and increased website traffic are critical elements of a successful Internet business solution. High visibility of your website can make the difference between driving a high volume of sales leads and targeted traffic to your company’s website or being lost in “cyber space.”

With the burgeoning popularity of the internet, new developmental tools are created daily. With these tools come new challenges, marketing, design, cross-browser transitions, etc. All of these can be a daunting task for those web gurus who aren’t well-versed in the W3 Standards.

 
Comment by Shally
2008-08-25 21:42:23

Thanks..anyway the 1st one it says already have in WP2.5 above..the second one is ok and the third one is a broken link..

 
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